Taco Time Taquitos


Seeing as we leave for Mexico TOMORROW I thought I would share one of my newest, most favorite recipes that happens to have a little Mexican flair. Well, I’m pretty certain it is Americanized Mexican flair…but I LOVE it anyway. To any of you that grew up with a Taco Time down the road like […]

My Mom


With yesterday being Mother’s Day extra thoughts of my mom came to mind. Since being a mom myself for the past 12 years I get kinda selfish on Mother’s Day thinking about ME being a mom. But who taught me so much about being a mama? My own mom, of course. How grateful I am […]

Be a Blessing

blessing bags

Have you ever heard of “blessing bags”? I first noticed them on Pinterest (of course!). I thought they looked like a great idea but didn’t really feel motivated to make any. What a great idea for SOMEONE ELSE to do, though! If you have never heard of  a “blessing bag” they are items homeless may […]

God’s Wisdom


I have taken so long to write this post because my heart just can’t handle to put some things down in words. They seem so final. So REAL. But it is time. Some of you have known our families story for years and some have picked it up here and there along the way. We […]

What’s on Your Nightstand?


My nightstand holds a few of my favorite things. I have a framed photo of  beautiful Haitian mountains on it, my lovely jewelry box that I scored at Goodwill several years ago, a dish that holds my highlighter, pen and chapstick, my alarm clock (yuck!!), lamp….and my STACK OF BOOKS. Books. I. Love. Them. I […]

My Sewing Machine and Me!


My mom always had a sewing machine set up in her bedroom. She can sew. My mother-in-law can sew. As in she sewed MY WEDDING DRESS. I remember learning to sew in Home Ec class with Mrs. Faber. Big oversized pink sweatshirt. It was TOTALLY AWESOME. Totally. During the last twenty-four few years since high-school my […]

Mission Fields Abound!


When most people think of serving on a mission field they think of going to far off lands like Africa or Haiti. While those are certainly great mission fields they are not the only mission field out there! On countless afternoons or weekends at our home there is a huge mission field. Our neighborhood kids! […]

Lessons from Haiti


There are so many thoughts running through my head when I return from Haiti. I think the most pronounced thought is that we in America have so much STUFF. My family just knows that when I return I will be filling up bags of our STUFF to get out of our home. Stuff is distracting. […]

A Mama is a Mama No Matter Where She Lives


On Monday I arrived back home from being in Haiti for a week. I hope you all don’t get tired of my stories, thoughts and emotions from Haiti too soon! I love Haiti and the beautiful people that live there. It is my second home. Haiti is part of who I am. Ingrained in my […]

Why Haiti?

Haitian kids

While Danielle and I were sitting down at our nice cozy breakfast table eating our cinnamon rolls and drinking our hot cocoa and coffee (the coffee was just for me!)a few mornings ago I became teary eyed. Don had walked into the room and I told him something interesting so sad that I had read in my […]